EDUCATION

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Sc.D., Electrical Engineering, September 2003 - September 2006

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Advisor: Prof. David J. Perreault
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Dissertation Topic: ``Radio Frequency dc-dc Power Conversion''
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Design and control of dc-dc power converters that operate in the VHF range (30 MHz-300 MHz) across a range of power levels (5 W-1000 W).

S.M., Electrical Engineering, 2001 - 2003
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Advisors: Prof. David J. Perreault, Dr. Thomas A. Keim.
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Morris Joseph Levin Award-for the best oral thesis presentation, 2003
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Thesis Title: ``Output Power Increase at Idle Speed in Alternators''
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Development and experimental validation of a control strategy for automotive alternators with switched-mode rectifiers. This approach provided significant increases alternator output power and efficiency at idle speed without incurring additional system cost.

Monterrey Institute of Technology, Mexico City, Mexico.

B.A., Electrical and Communications Engineering, 1994 - 1998
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Graduated with Honors



Juan Rivas 2011-10-06